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misdemeanor - minor crime; misdeed; wrongdoing
contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
genealogy - record of descent; lineage; ancestry; study of ancestry
igneous - produced by fire; of fire; volcanic; (of rocks) formed from lava; Ex. igneous meteorite
fester - rankle; produce irritation or resentment; (of a cut or wound) generate pus or rot; Ex. His insult festered in my mind for days.
iridescent - exhibiting rainbowlike colors; Ex. iridescent oil slick; N. iridescence
duplicity - double-dealing; hypocrisy; being dishonest and deceitful; ADJ. duplicitous
pulchritude - beauty; comeliness; ADJ. pulchritudinous
diffuse - wordy; verbose; rambling; spread out (like a gas); V: spread out in all directions; disperse; N. diffusion; CF. suffuse
humane - marked by kindness or consideration; kind and compassionate; humanitarian